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Problems With Juvenile Detention Centers

Juvenile detention centers, commonly shortened to "juvy," have long been seen as a method of legal punishment for youth offenders, much like jail for adults. However, recent studies have found that youth prisons, rather than teaching kids the differences between wrong and right, can actually make a teen more likely to commit crimes as an adult.A 20-year study in Montreal followed youth offenders age 10-17 through various levels of the juvenile legal system. Psychologists analyzed the kids' interactions with each other, and tracked their crime rates through adulthood. Overall, teens involved with any part of the youth offender system were...

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Why Texas State District Courts Switched From Using Audio Only Back to Using Live Reporters

Why are courts returning to live court reporters after earlier replacing them with recording systems? In hindsight, switching away from using live court reporters in favor of audio only systems in the court system may have been a huge mistake. After all, technical difficulties have halted courts, caused massive delays, required complete hearing repeats, disappearing court records, and virtually useless recordings due to recording problems. Texas state district courts and many others are feeling the pain and abandoning technology in favor of the tried-and-true: live court reporters.The following Texas state district courts, among others, have switched back from using audio...

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The Ordeal of Vernon Oneal: The Story of President Kennedy’s First Casket

November 22, 1963. Even before President Kennedy's near-lifeless body was removed from the presidential limousine at Parkland Hospital, United Press International's initial reports that "three shots were fired at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade today" was racing across teletype machines nationwide. Holding a transistor radio to his ear, one among the millions of Americans who monitored the breaking news was Vernon B. Oneal, a Dallas funeral director whose business also included an ambulance service.At approximately 12:46 CST, only sixteen minutes after JFK was shot, and 47 minutes before Assistant White House Secretary Malcolm Kilduff officially announced the President's death to...

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What I Learned About Living From Nearly Dying (Year 2)

Two years ago at age 45, I suffered what should have been a fatal, massive heart attack while lifting weights early in the morning. An amazing string of miracles kept me around. Each year, I share the insights gained from this wonderful experience. Shocking as it sounds, I wouldn't trade this experience for the world.Before we get to the insights, here is a short background on what happened. Early Wednesday, November 27, 2013, I was doing bench press when I felt a serious pain in the middle of my chest. Since I had no shortness of breath or radiating arm...

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Ecommerce – The Importance of Having a Privacy Policy

A privacy policy, also known as an information management policy, is an agreement between a website operator and a website user that determines how the operator intends to use, collect, store, share, and protect the data that the user shares through interactions with the website. Even a little more than a decade ago, some commercial websites did not have privacy policies, but now, all websites have one. These policies, which should be separate from the website's terms of use agreement, are a necessity for several different reasons. The Policy Can Foster Transparency and Trust...

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3 Steps to Domain Name Acquisition

Domain names have become a necessity in today's day and age. Unfortunately, acquiring a domain name can be confusing, difficult, and time-consuming. Before acquiring a domain name, an online business should consider trademark availability and corporate name availability in addition to the domain's availability. The following discusses the primary steps of domain name acquisition. 1. Trademark Availability. What key trademark will the business adopt going forward to identify itself as the source of its goods or services? For the trademarking strategy, will the business's name be the same as the trademark?...

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What Is Vandalism?

Vandalism laws vary from state to state, but crimes of vandalism generally involve knowingly defacing or destroying a structure or its contents. These structures can be cemeteries, buildings, and even caves. Depending on the severity of the destruction, a person charged with vandalism can be convicted of a misdemeanor or even a felony.First, vandalism can occur on any public or private property. It involves destruction, modification, defacement, injury, or disfigurement to another person or party's property without their consent. Common items that fall under vandalism laws include: Buildings Cars Caves Cemeteries Schools Sidewalks Vending machines Second, there are also several different types of vandalism. One common form of...

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Resisting and Evading Arrest

If you knowingly try to avoid arrest or flee from a police officer, you can be charged with resisting or evading arrest. In some states, these crimes can be charged as anything from a class A misdemeanor to a second degree felony. It is important to understand the broad definitions of these crimes so that you do not accidentally resist or evade arrest.First, resisting includes preventing the arrest, search, or transportation of a criminal. Normally, this crime constitutes a class A misdemeanor in most states. Examples of resisting arrest include threatening the arresting officer, struggling against an officer who is...

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Interview With The Hard Hitting Harvard Lineman Turned Oil & Gas Fraud Attorney, Mitch Little

Thanks Mitch for taking the time out of your busy schedule, would you mind telling our readers a little bit about your practice and background? I am an associate with the law firm of Scheef & Stone, LLP in Dallas, Texas. I practice commercial litigation, and a large part of my practice is devoted to oil and gas and securities fraud. I graduated from Harvard University with Bachelor's degree in Government and received my law degree from the University of Texas. I have first-chair trial experience and have a good track record of...

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Juvenile Crimes

If an individual is accused of a crime when they are under the age of 18, they will most likely be tried as a minor. They will be subject to different rules and procedures than an adult offender, but accusations are still just as serious. If your child or someone you care about has been detained for a crime, it is in your best interests to know everything possible about the charges, penalties, and legal procedures you will be facing. It is also in your best interests to have a legal representative on your side who has experience in juvenile...

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